Ageing is the most common cause of cataract. Every person gets it sooner or later, especially people over 60yrs of age. Other causes include diabetes, injury, usage of certain medications, and secondary to other eye diseases such as uveitis and glaucoma. Cataracts can occur early in diabetes, myopia (short sight) and as a hereditary predisposition.
It is a cloudiness of the normally clear lens in the eye. It blocks light from reaching the retina and hence causes unclear vision. As the cataract advances, this cloudiness of vision increases over a period of time until the vision is completely impaired. The only solution is to remove the cloudy lens and implant a clear artificial intraocular lens in its place. This restores vision in a majority of patients.
A state of the art unit, Cataract and IOL department of Shraddha is nationally and internationally highly acclaimed one.
On an average, nearly 400 cataract surgeries are done at the hospital every day. The department is fully equipped to do all forms of cataract surgeries with the cutting edge technologies, ensuring highest quality care.
Phacoemulsification with 2.2 mm incision and foldable Intraocular lens implantation.
Glaucoma, otherwise known as Kala Motia is an eye disease in which there is an increase in pressure inside the eye. Just as some people have high blood pressure, in the same way, a glaucoma patient has high eye pressure. If the eye pressure remains high for a long time it damages the optic nerve which carries the light sense from the eye to the brain. This damage to the nerve is irreversible and leads to permanent and incurable blindness. That is why glaucoma is a dangerous disease of the eye and has been labeled as "lurking thief of vision".
The Glaucoma services of Shraddha has experts who treat patients with conditions that have a poor prognosis, including those who have had unsuccessful glaucoma surgery or have secondary glaucoma, advanced glaucomatous optic atrophy and patients who have vision in only one eye. Congenital and childhood glaucoma are also part of the special expertise. Our ophthalmologists specialize in all types of glaucoma — congenital, combined mechanism, narrow angle, open angle, and normal tension.
For Ophthalmology at Shraddha , we have a dedicated team of eye specialists committed to providing you with the best possible care, to protect your vision from diabetic retinopathy. The Vitreo-Retina Department of Shraddha is a highly sought-after specialty. We have aSICO mplished Vitreoretinal surgeons and well trained dedicated para-medical staff. The operation theatres are furnished with higher end Vitrectomy machines and suitable operation paraphernalia.
It normally presents with irritation, grittiness and foreign body sensation in the eye. It is caused by a wide variety of conditions. Evaporative dry eye is commonly seen in people who typically work more than 8 hours on computer screens. Dry eye is also seen in people suffering from thyroid and joint related disorders, as well as, in people using medication for neurological disorders treatment.
Because there are so many different causes of dry eyes, your treatment will depend on your individual symptoms, and the cause of your condition. Most treatments involve either replacing tears, or reducing tear drainage. Oculoplasty
Orbit, Oculoplasty and Oncology, a distinct subspecialty handles anomalies of lids, lacrimal system, extra ocular structures, bony orbit and other ocular adnexa. The department at SNC focuses on evaluation, diagnosis and management of orbital and adnexal disorders. The Oculoplasty Department of SNC is renowned for performing complex cosmetic corrective surgeries.
The Department runs an exclusive OPD and a well-equipped Operation Theatre with support from microbiology, pathology and radiology departments. It offers a range of services including symblepheron, entropion, ectropion, ptosis, and small lid mass, lid injuries, chronic dacryostinosis, sac fistulas and orbital diseases which are treated both medically and surgically. The Department envisions adding advanced treatment for orbital problems and lid neoplasm
Commonly done oculoplasty surgical procedures are :
Shraddha Institute of Community Ophthalmology (SICO)
“Our Aim is to reach the unreached communities with comprehensive eye care services and to reduce the burden of eye diseases from service catchment area.”
The idea of establishing dedicated community ophthalmology wing is the brainchild of Dr. Sri Ganesh , Managing Trustee of SEC Trust. The exposure gained by Dr.Sri Ganesh during his visits to several parts of India resulted to establishment of community outreach department 2005.
Currently SICO caters to eye care needs of 5 million population spread in the 300 kms. radius. It reaches to remote and densely located villages where existence of any care service provider is almost impossible.
Reach-out camps (PHOTO)
Outreach eye camps take eye care services to the doorstep of the community. Started in 2004-05 and today outreach program run by SICO is one among the largest rural outreach program across the State .
Karnataka Banaglore Rural, Bangalore Urban , Bangalore Bruhat Mahanagara Palike , Chamarajanagar , Chickballapura , Kolar , Mandya , Ramanagara and Tumakuru Andhra Pradesh Annathapur , Chittoor
Primary Eye Care Centers-Vision Centers
The model of vision centre is envisaged by the Vision 2020 – The Right to Sight, a global initiative of International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB – a global machinery working across the world for the prevention of avoidable blindness). Vision Centres are aimed towards providing primary eye care services to the rural underserved population. Aligning with this initiative, Government of India has planned to set up at least 20,000 vision centres across the country. SICO envisioned establishment of 24 vision centres in the year 2020. Towards this endeavor SICO has already planned to establish 12 IT enabled vision centres in remote rural locations of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh .
School Eye Health Program
School eye health program & Anaganwadi Screening is the regular activity of SICO to provide eye care services to neglected and sensitive population .i.e 0-15 age group.
Established in --------, Shraddha Eye Bank has the unique job of helping victims of corneal blindness find sight. As the only Eye Bank in the vicinity, we’re available 24 hours a day to respond to the call. Certified by the State Government under The Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 (THOA-1994) and affiliated to the Eye Bank Association of India
At Shraddha , our counseling service is a purposeful conversation to facilitate decision making by the parents. In the times when the patient attendant/s are stressed due to the health conditions, the counselor helps them to take informed decisions along with being a mental support. Patient counseling services are dedicated to provide all correct information regarding surgery and treatment of the patient.
We are committed to provide our patients the best clinical care by ensuring accurate and on time results using processes, methods and technology that are consistent with the best practices in the world.
Catering facilities only for patient Not for attendant and visitors. We offer Canteen facilities for the attendants and visitors. High quality food is available and offered services are rendered by our professional personnel with years of experience, keeping in mind exact necessities of attendants/ visitors coming for the patient.
Pharmacy services of Shraddha offers the convenience of filling your prescriptions in the hospital premise itself. With our expert and experienced pharmacists , we aim to provide high quality pharmaceutical services, as well as expert clinical guidance and advice on medicines.
You can take care of your eyewear needs without leaving Shraddha . The Optical Shop located inside the campus, features upscale eyeglasses with the latest and high-quality lenses.